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  • German Cannabis Vape Market Overview

    German medical cannabis industry has no registry of patients. Estimated number of medical cannabis consumers defined in range from 12,000 to as high as 60,000. Products sold in 2019 in Europe as medical cannabis without a marketing authorization included:

    • Whole flower
    • Flower used for magistral preparations dispensed in pharmacies
    • Ground flower
    • Full-spectrum extracts
    • Magistral preparations that contain dronabinol.
    • Sativex and Canemes are sold in several European countries as registered medicines.
    • No domestic cultivation currently takes place in Germany, and the first German harvest is not expected until the end of 2020, meaning the market is fully dependent on imports. Even when domestic production starts functioning, it isn’t expected to be enough to meet actual demand, so imports likely will be needed to cover the gap.

    This report covers presented data about medical and recreational cannabis products available on the market at the date of report. The report includes main players engaged in cannabis supply chain in Germany.

    • Date: 2019 November
    • Pages: 41
    • Price: on request
    • Region: Germany
  • Heat Sticks: Brief Components and Construction Overview


    The report includes a general product overview and defines the most popular heat stick (HS) brands offered by the major tobacco companies. Highlights proprietary construction approaches taken by manufacturers in HS technology offerings for specific Heat not Burn HnB) devices. Product construction images are provided. The report highlights primary brands made for China, Korea, Taiwan and US and European markets.

    There are two primary types of tobacco HS – namely, long sticks and short sticks. Most of the alternative offerings are designed to roughly the same structure and have a similar diameter, but inner construction varies dramatically dependant on the design of the electronic heating vaporizer design used with each HS.

    • Date: 2019 August
    • Pages: 13
    • Price: on request
    • Region: Global
  • Technical Comparison of Heat Not Burn (HnB) Devices From Leading Tobacco Companies


    This report provides detailed technical information about the HnB vaporizer devices from leading tobacco companies. Information provided includes technical properties comparison of HnB devices and device performance ratings that was calculated according to the author’s in-house methodology.

    The report focuses on larger market cap companies that have launched HnB products, including Philip Morris International, British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands, KT&G Corporation, and Japan Tobacco International.

    The list of devices follows:

    • GLO from British American Tobacco (BAT);
    • GLO series 2 from British American Tobacco (BAT);
    • IQOS v2.4 plus from Philip Morris International (PMI);
    • IQOS v3 from Philip Morris International (PMI);
    • IQOS Multi from Philip Morris International (PMI);
    • LiL FT Solo 1.0 (LiL Plus+) from KT&G Corporation;
    • LiL Hybrid from KT&G Corporation;
    • PULZE from Imperial Brands;
    • Ploom S from Japan Tobacco International (JTI).

    There is no common pattern in the use of certain device heating elements in the production of units from the leading tobacco companies. The pros and cons of overall device performance, construction, and technical components are compared.

    Date: 2019 August

  • Regulations in Heavy Metal Testing of Cannabis Products in the USA

    Heavy metals are one of several possible contaminants in cannabis and cannabis products, in addition to pesticides, microbial organisms, and residual solvents. The key metals of interest are cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), lead (Pb) and mercury (Hg), which fall into the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Class 1 category, which lists substances that are “human toxicants that have limited or no use in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals.”

    As cannabis becomes a more prominent commodity government oversight at the local, state and federal levels is becoming more prevalent. Cannabis products should be tested relative to the standards of cannabis testing for heavy metal contaminants. Each of the methods of cannabis testing should be customized for the validation in the state’s cannabis regulatory institution. There is no national standard method for cannabis testing.

    The report provides an overview and analysis of the regulatory requirements of cannabis products testing of heavy metals in the US. The report is focused on regulation policy in each US state for cannabis products testing, sales, and manufacturing. Also, the report highlights recommended methodologies for cannabis testing laboratories and information about cannabis products, that have failed testing for heavy metals.

    Date: 2019 July

    Pages: 26

    Price: on request

    Region: United States

  • Chinese Cannabis Market Overview


    China is the world’s major cannabis planting area, accounting for about half of the world’s total area. According to the statistics of the World Intellectual Property Organization, 306 of the 606 patents involving cannabis in the world are from Chinese companies and individuals. Two of China’s 34 regions are leading a boom in cultivating cannabis to produce cannabidiol, or CBD, which has become a consumer health and beauty craze in the United States and beyond.

    According to incomplete statistics, at least 190 companies in China include “industrial cannabis” in their business scope. There are more than 50 enterprises with industrial cannabis planting licenses, but only 5 of them have been given a Yunnan Industrial Cannabis Leaf Processing License.


    In the domestic market, China’s Yunnan and Heilongjiang provinces have opened up the cultivation and processing of cannabis. Yunnan Province is the only province that has specified the requirements for industrial cannabis cultivation and processing and is also the earliest province for the development of the industrial cannabis industry. In addition, Jilin Province is expected to become the third province in China to open industrial cannabis cultivation and processing.

    In China industrial cannabis is not yet legal for medical applications and consequently, the market has not yet been developed, resulting in the low comprehensive utilization of industrial cannabis. With the deepening of research in the field of cannabis, the market space for extracts represented by CBD is increasing. At the same time, the application of CBD in food, cosmetics, and health products will continue to expand. In the future, the CBD will become the focus of the development of the cannabis industry.

  • Main Chinese E-Liquid Vaporizer Brands Overview


    This report provides an overview and analysis of internal Chinese vaping market from the point of view of most active and capitalized brands on the local market in the subcategory of pod systems.

    Devices are divided into several categories:

    • Rechargeable Pod systems
    • Disposable Pod systems
    • Cig-a-like
    • 510 threaded E-cigs
    • Tobacco vaporizers

    The report contains data on leading companies, their product description, and business coordination and partnerships.

    There is a high competition level in the Chinese domestic market for pod systems. A lot of brands have received large capital cash investments from Chinese investment funds. Despite investments in new brands and product innovations, Chinese companies are challenged to find growth locally or globally. Juul pod and nicotine salts trends are becoming more accepted in the Chinese market, but overseas companies entering the Chinese market struggle to find the right distribution and manufacturing partners.

  • Overview of Main Material and Construction Types of Evaporators in All Types of E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers


    The report provides information about types of evaporators, which are used in vaporizers from the beginning of the industry. The report is focused on different construction and material types of evaporators. Report consists of images of each type of evaporator and description of products they used in. Heaters were divided into 8 groups depending on the material type and form, which are used for vaporization:

    • 20 for Regular e-liquid
    • 7 for Cannabis vape oil
    • 10 for Cannabis wax
    • 1 for Tobacco wax
    • 13 for Tobacco and Herbal heatsticks
    • 1 for Tobacco cigarette
    • 2 for Dry Herbal material
    • 1 for both regular e-liquid + cannabis vape oil
    1. Date: 2020 October
    2. Pages: 65
    3. Price: on request
    4. Region: Global
  • Current Marketing Policies of Tobacco-Free Snus and Snuff in European Region

    The report covers the study of regulatory and marketing peculiarities of 903 tobacco-free snus and snuff products in European countries. All the products were categorized into a) tobacco-free nicotine snus, b) tobacco-free non-nicotine snus, c) tobacco-free nicotine snuff, d) tobacco-free non-nicotine snuff. The data was collected from public and private sources in European countries at the end of September. The report contains 5 sections, each devoted to a particular aspect of the abovementioned products. The first section contains a general overview of regulations applicable to tobacco-free snus and snuff. The second section gives details on product requirements for tobacco-free snus/snuff in European countries: ingredients, nicotine content, warnings and labelling, advertising and display. The third section provides an analysis of socio-demographic and behavioristic characteristics of tobacco-free snus users. The fourth section contains flavour profiles analysis for each of the subcategories distinguished. The fifth section presents price statistics and analytics for each highlighted subcategory, collected at the end of September 2021.
    • Date: 2021 October
    • Price: on request
    • Region: Europe
  • Tax regulation for E-cigarettes, parts and e-liquids in European Region


    This tax regulatory report provides detailed analysis and comparison of existing tax systems in each country of the European Region relatively to E-cigarettes, their parts and bottled E-liquid. Report includes a complete list of definitions of E-cigarettes, taxation rules in each country and additional visual data charts for understanding insights about tax burden in E-cigarette and E-liquid markets in the selected region. This Report will be useful for existing and new brands, manufacturers, distributors and market analysts engaged in E-cigarette business in the European Region. In the report, sales, excise and special taxes and calculated tax burden for different categories of vaping products are reviewed.

    This report covers the tax regulations for final vaping products in Europe. In total, the regulations of 45 countries have been analyzed. Vaping products in Europe are subjected to VAT and excise taxes. Standard VAT rates are applied in all European countries, while excise taxes are applicable in 25 countries, whereof 2 countries have validated taxation for vaping products starting from January 1, 2022.

    EU-wide tax on vapor products and excise taxes in some individual countries are still under consideration. The highest tax burden is set for bottled e-liquid, while the lowest one is applied for empty e-cigs. The countries with the highest tax burden on e-liquid containing e-cigs and parts are Montenegro, Portugal and Finland. The lowest taxes in the EU are in Luxembourg and Malta.

    The main product categories, which have been analyzed in this report in the scope of tax burden and end-user price, are:

    1. prefilled pods and cartridges, prefilled disposables (closed systems);
    2. bottled E-liquid;
    3. empty devices, batteries and parts (open systems).


    The peculiarities for the vaping products excise taxes are as follows:

    • The most common tax base is the volume of liquid (either applied to e-liquid in general, or only to nicotine-containing
    • e-liquid);
    • The excise tax on empty e-cigarettes is valid only in Iceland (calculated from gross sales) and Russia (calculated
    • per unit);
    • In Denmark and Sweden, the tax rate per milliliter of e-liquid varies according to the level of nicotine concentration;
    • Nicotine by weight is used as a tax base in Germany and Latvia;
    • In Latvia complex tax is applied, which combines two bases: the volume of liquid and the weight of nicotine
    • Date: 2022 January
    • Pages: 32
    • Price: on request
    • Region: Europe